Pressure mounts for immigration lawyers working with Latin American clients

Lawyers say they are navigating stricter policies and unstable legal aid funding, even as there is more need for their services
BY Anita Balakrishnan 16 Oct 2019

$100K prize offered by Canadian legal tech start-up

Clio wanted to create “a huge incentive for innovation in legal technology”
BY Anita Balakrishnan 16 Oct 2019

New Toronto legal clinic offers Korean-language services

The six-month pilot project, Korean Legal Clinic, began on Oct. 16
BY Anita Balakrishnan 16 Oct 2019

BLG grows tax group with new counsel Andrea Dickinson

Lawyer and chartered professional accountant joins from boutique tax law firm
BY Gabriel Olano 16 Oct 2019

Does solicitor-client privilege protect information shared with a legal app?

Law society regulation, privacy law studied in direct-to-consumer legal apps
BY Aidan Macnab 15 Oct 2019

How Canadian firms can benefit from Bentham IMF’s litigation funding mega-merger with Omni Bridgeway

IMF Bentham announced on Oct. 15 it would buy Omni Bridgeway Holdings
BY Anita Balakrishnan 15 Oct 2019

Economic reconciliation presents opportunities for Indigenous lawyers and business owners

Need for lawyers restructuring, tax and corporate law, says Gowlings partner
BY Anita Balakrishnan 15 Oct 2019

Ottawa law library renamed after former Gowling WLG chairman Gordon Henderson

Research hub remembers former chancellor of the University of Ottawa
BY Gabriel Olano 15 Oct 2019

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Provincial land registration regime gave Crown complete control over publishing plans of survey

Real Property - Registration of Real Property - Registration of Land

Broadcaster did not establish how its intervention would help answer reference questions

Judges and Courts - References to Courts - Procedure upon Reference

Appeals from contempt findings should have been consolidated into one

Civil Practice and Procedure - Practice on Appeal - Powers and Duties of Appellate Court

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POLL

In a sexual assault case, D.S. v. Quesnelle, the Ontario Superior Court awarded general damages in excess of the $350,000 cap established by the “trilogy,” with Justice Clyde Smith finding the cap should not apply because of the inherent differences in sexual assault compared with other injuries. Do you agree that the impact for victims of sexual assault is different than other types of injuries in terms of pecuniary damages/non-pecuniary damages?